Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: SOLIHULL V WHITES

Whites will be looking to bounce back into the play-off places when they travel to Damson Park this Saturday.

Last weekend’s home defeat to Sutton United saw Chris Kinnear’s side drop out of the play-off places for the first time since August.

But Dover’s gaffer will be confident mood, with his team currently unbeaten in four league matches on their travels.

However Athletic have a tough task ahead of their trip to the midlands, with Mark Yates’ side victorious in their last three home games in the National League.

Moors boss Yates, appointed as manager in November following the resignation of previous boss Richard Money, won the most recent National League Manager of the Month award after his side won three and drew one of their four league matches in January.

One of Athletic’s squad will be familiar with his surroundings at the weekend.

Nortei Nortey featured 12 times for Solihull last season, scoring once.

SOLIHULL’S RECENT FORM

10/02/17 EBBSFLEET 1-0 SOLIHULL

Luke Coulson came off the bench to net the only goal at Stonebridge Road on Saturday.

The midfielder fired into the top corner on 73 minutes after cutting inside from the wing as Fleet scored for the first time in over seven hours of football.

Kwame Thomas went close for the visitors in the first half, while Moors keeper Max O’Leary denied Jack Connors at the other end.

Ater Coulson had scored his fifth of the season, Danny Kedwell almost doubled the hosts lead, dispossessing Liam Daly and running clear, only for Kristian Green to deny the striker with a last ditch recovery tackle.

But United held on to register their first home win of 2018.

PREVIOUS MEETING

30/09/17: DOVER 1-0 SOLIHULL

Ryan Bird’s late goal put Dover back onto top spot and sent a bumper Crabble crowd home happy.

In front of a season high of 2,795, the striker powered home Cambridge loanee Paul Lewis’ cross in the 81st minute to finally break the deadlock.

Bird had volleyed high and wide early on and Mitch Brundle was off target with a low drive as the home team took the game to the visitors.

Moors’ keeper Nathan Vaugan tipped over Mitch Pinnock’s fierce free-kick after Kadell Daniel had been felled just outside the box.

Pinnock then tried his luck with an acrobatic overhead kick that bounced the wrong side of Vaughan’s post.

A spectator for much of the half, home goalie Mitch Walker was quick off his line to deny Shepherd Murombedzi from poking the ball underneath his body.

The stopper then palmed away the same player’s strike from the edge of the area shortly after Mitch Brundle’s cross-sum-shot eluded both Manny Parry and Daniel at the other end of the pitch.

Joe Payne fired wide after the break for the away side and Pinnock’s header had Vaughan scrambling across his goalline to catch the ball.

Captain Brundle thought he had given his side the lead following a rampaging run from his own half, but his shot deflected agonisingly wide of the post.

But Athletic finally made the breakthrough thanks to Bird and the lead was almost doubled minutes later.

Lewis’ scorching drive from Brundle’s lay-off whistled the wrong side of the post leaving the home side to hang on for the remaining few minutes.

And Whites were nearly punished in injury time.

Firstly Darren Carter curled over a free-kick and goalkeeper Vaughan – up for a Solihull corner, headed over when well placed.

But Chris Kinnear’s men held firm until the final whistle to secure all three points.

OTHER MEETINGS

04/03/17: Dover 0-0 Solihull
12/11/16: Solihull 2-3 Dover

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to wear the same colour shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their white ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £15
Over 65’s / Serving Military Personnel with a valid ‘Forces’ ID card, Students with a valid NUS card and young adults (16-17 year olds) – £10
12-15 year olds – £10
Under 12’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC FYLDE V LEYTON ORIENT
ALDERSHOT TOWN V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
BOREHAM WOOD V GATESHEAD
CHESTER V EASTLEIGH
FC HALIFAX TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
GUISELEY V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V WOKING
MAIDSTONE UNITED V BARROW
SUTTON UNITED V WREXHAM
TORQUAY UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
TRANMERE ROVERS V BROMLEY

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 24th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 7am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (Under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V SUTTON

Dover will be aiming to keep up their recent upturn in league form when they host fifth placed U’s side on Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men, one place and one point behind this weekend’s opponents, have won their last two National League matches following a prior five-game winless run in the division.

And Sutton themselves are also in good league form, unbeaten in three games with wins against Dagenham & Redbridge and Gateshead.

Home fans might recognise a familiar face at the weekend with U’s defender Aswad Thomas, playing 68 times for Whites over a two-year period

One player that won’t feature is Anthony Jeffrey. The winger is inelegible to face his parent club.

SUTTON’S RECENT FORM

03/03/18:  BRACKLEY 3-1 SUTTON

Sutton’s FA Trophy campaign was ended by National League North Brackley Town last Saturday.

Harry Beautyman and Terrell Thomas both went close to putting the visitors ahead, but it was Town who led on 27 minutes after Lee Ndlovu prodded in from a corner.

The advantage was doubled from the spot five minutes before the break after Jimmy Armson was bundled over in the area, allowing Aaron Williams to slot in his 23rd goal of the season.

Home keeper Danny Lewis saved from from sub Tom Bolarinwa as Paul Doswell’s team pushed for a way back into the match.

But Armson’s run and cool finish sealed Brackley’s spot in the quarter-finals just before the hour mark, though Tommy Wright was able to pull a goal back for United in injury time.

PREVIOUS MEETING

03/10/18 SUTTON 2-2 DOVER

MANNY Parry scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to grab a point for Athletic in an exciting encounter at the Knight’s Community Stadium on a Tuesday night.

The defender reacted quickest in the box to fire home after Connor Essam had headed sub Kane Richards’ deep cross back into the goalmouth.

Chris Kinnear’s men had taken a first-half lead through Giancarlo Gallifuoco’s smart turn and shot, but two stunning strikes from Tommy Wright and Keiron Cadogan after the break put the hosts in front until Parry struck.

The visitors started brightly with Ryan Bird heading Josh Passley’s pinpoint cross wide and Paul Lewis firing past the post via a deflection.

Home keeper Jamie Butler was out quickly to block Jamie Allen after the forward found himself in space, with Bird’s follow-up cleared off the line.

The stopper then acrobatically tipped away Femi Ilesanmi’s header as Whites continued to press.

And that pressure paid off as Gallifuoco struck on 36 minutes.

The Australian controlled Mitch Pinnock’s free-kick, before swivelling and firing past a helpless Butler to grab his third of the season.

Mitch Walker had to tip over United’s first shot on target – a set-piece from Simon Walton just before half-time.

Following the restart, Gallifuoco drove forward and tested Butler with a low drive and Sutton manager Paul Doswell introduced striker Wright from the bench on 68 minutes.

And the substitute made an immediate impact, arrowing a volley into the top corner from the edge of the box two minutes after entering the action.

Ross Lafayette tested Walker moments later with a stinging drive, but the host’s turnaround was complete on 80 minutes.

Cadogan’s 20-yard volley flew through a crowded area and flashed past Walker before the Dover stopper could react.

But Parry had the final say as Whites dropped one place in the table, a point behind new leaders Macclesfield Town.

OTHER MEETINGS

29/11/16: Sutton 0-6 Dover
04/10/16: Dover 3-1 Sutton

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm kick off unless stated)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

BARROW V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
BROMLEY V MAIDSTONE UNITED
EASTLEIGH V BOREHAM WOOD
EBBSFLEET UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
GATESHEAD V AFC FYLDE
LEYTON ORIENT V TRANMERE ROVERS
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V GUISELEY
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V TORQUAY UNITED
WOKING V CHESTER
WREXHAM V FC HALIFAX TOWN
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V ALDERSHOT TOWN (5:30pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Solihull Moors on Saturday 17th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 9:15am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £25, adult non-members £40 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

There is also a coach leaving for Fylde at 7am on Saturday 24th February and the costs are:

Adult members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (Under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Sutton.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

FA TROPHY PREVIEW: WHITES V LEYTON ORIENT

Dover will be aiming to progress to the quarter finals of the Buildbase FA Trophy for the third time in four seasons when they host Justin Edinburgh’s side on Saturday.

Whites have played both previous rounds at Crabble, beating National South Eastbourne Borough (3-0) and Evo-Stik Premier Marine (4-3) to reach this stage.

The O’s are on the road for the third consecutive time in this competition, having knocked out Essex Senior League Haringey Borough (2-1) and National South Bognor Regis (2-1) to set up Saturday’s tie.

PLEASE NOTE THE GAME IS SEGREGATED

LEYTON ORIENT’S RECENT FORM

30/01/18: FC HALIFAX 1-2 LEYTON ORIENT

Orient secured their first win of 2018 with a crucial win at the Shay.

Macauley Bonne fired the visitors ahead on 18 minutes, collecting Dan Holman’s pass and firing past Sam Johnson in the Halifax goal.

Bonne headed narrowly over, but it was the hosts who levelled shortly after the half hour mark.

Josh MacDonald’s cross caused mayhem in the O’s box, allowing Tom Denton to fire in from close range.

But the away side were back in front six minutes later thanks to Josh Koroma. The midfielder drilled past Johnson for his second goal of the campaign.

Bonne set Jobi McAnuff clear in injury time, but Halifax’s stopper stood strong to deny the winger.

PREVIOUS MEETING:

18/11/17 LEYTON ORIENT 1-1 DOVER

Mitch Walker’s spectacular late save preserved a hard-earned point for Whites at a rain-swept Brisbane Road.

Athletic’s keeper blocked Macaulay Bonne’s point-black header from six yards with his legs as Chris Kinnear’s men extended their unbeaten league run to ten matches.

Nortei Nortey had curled the visitors ahead in the first half, but a deflected effort from Craig Clay 12 minutes from time had the O’s level.

The away side almost made the perfect start for when James Alabi bore down on goal following a mistake by Joe Widdowson, but home keeper Sam Sargeant, a late addition to the starting line-up after Orient’s first choice stopper Charlie Grainger injured himself in the warmup, denied the striker with his feet.

But Kinnear’s men were not to be kept out for long and Nortey collected Alabi’s pass and fired past a diving Sargeant much to the delight of the 537 travelling fans.

Dover keeper Walker tipped away Bonne’s header from a corner, but a goalmouth scramble ensued with Zimbabwe international Bonne poking an effort towards goal with Connor Essam clearing off the line.

But Leyton Orient’s pressure finally paid off as Clay run onto James Brophy’s pass and found the net from inside the box via a deflection in spite of Giancarlo Gallifuoco’s best efforts to keep the ball out.

And the home team, with caretaker boss Russ Embleton in charge following the dismissal of Steve Davis as manager earlier in the week, almost snatched a late winner as Bonne leapt highest to meet James Dayton’s ball into the box, only to be denied by Walker.

Jobi McAnuff fired a free-kick narrowly over in injury time as Dover kept their place at the top of the table, one point clear of Wrexham in second spot.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER FA TROPHY & NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

FA TROPHY

BRACKLEY TOWN v SUTTON UNITED
HARROGATE TOWN v BILLERICAY TOWN
MAIDENHEAD UNITED v STOCKPORT COUNTY
MAIDSTONE UNITED v GATESHEAD
SPENNYMOOR TOWN v EAST THURROCK UNITED
WEALDSTONE v WARRINGTON TOWN
WORKINGTON v BROMLEY

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AFC FYLDE v EASTLEIGH
FC HALIFAX TOWN v DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
GUISELEY v WREXHAM
TORQUAY UNITED v BARROW
TRANMERE ROVERS v EBBSFLEET UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Solihull Moors on Saturday 17th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 9:15am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £25, adult non-members £40 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the matches against Leyton Orient or Sutton.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V GUISELEY

Dover will be aiming to secure a third consecutive victory when they take on Guiseley at Crabble on Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men won at Boreham Wood last weekend to end a winless streak of five National League matches.

And Athletic’s boss will be confident of three points against a Guiseley side on a run of three straight defeats on the road.

The Lions, currently bottom of the away league table, have turned to a man with international experience to help turn around their current plight.

Former Republic of Ireland defender Sean St Ledger signed for Paul Cox’s side last week. The 33-year old has 37 caps and scored his country’s only goal at Euro 2012.

GUISELEY’S RECENT FORM

13/01/18:  AFC FYLDE 2-1 GUISELEY

Fylde bagged the three points late on thanks to Danny Rowe’s stunning free-kick.

The striker fired in from 30 yards to extend his side’s unbeaten run to ten matches and codemn the visitors to a second consecutive defeat.

Jonny Smith slotted in on 18 minutes to give the hosts a deserved lead.

But the Lions hit back 12 minutes later as James Roberts headed in Liam Hughes’ cross.

Visiting keeper Joe Green kept the home side at bay with a string of fine saves, but was powerless to prevent National League top scorer Rowe’s thunderous set piece two minutes from time.

PREVIOUS MEETING

23/09/17:  GUISELEY 1-1 DOVER

Whites drew at Guiseley thanks to a stunning first-half equaliser from Nortei Nortey.

The midfielder curled home a sumptious 20-yard effort in the 40th minute to cancel out John Rooney’s deflected free-kick 11 minutes earlier.

The home side started strongly and Rob Atkinson nodded Rooney’s free-kick narrowly wide.

The forward then tried himself moments later, but could only strike the top of the crossbar with a thunderous effort from close in.

But shortly after Mitch Walker tipped over Kayode Odejayi’s header from a corner, Rooney had better luck with his next effort.

The playmaker’s set-piece struck the visiting wall and spun into the net past a stranded Walker to put the hosts ahead.

Dover’s stopper then somehow denied Jake Lawlor on the half-hour mark, tipping the defender’s header onto the post with his defence able to clear the danger afterwards.

And that save proved crucial as Athletic levelled moments later with their first shot on target.

Nortey, who had already blazed two shots from distance over, collected Kadell Daniel’s pass and fired home.

The hosts almost won the match late on after Reece Thompson robbed Connor Essam, but the striker could only find the side-netting when shooting towards the near post

The draw saw Whites drop one place in the table to third, one point behind then leaders Sutton United.

OTHER MEETINGS

25/03/17:  Guiseley 0-4 Dover
19/11/16:  Dover 2-0 Guiseley
19/03/16:  Guiseley 0-1 Dover

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V SUTTON UNITED
BROMLEY V FC HALIFAX TOWN
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V SOLIHULL MOORS
EASTLEIGH V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
EBBSFLEET UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD
GATESHEAD V MAIDSTONE UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V ALDERSHOT TOWN
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V TORQUAY UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V CHESTER
WOKING V AFC FYLDE
WREXHAM V TRANMERE ROVERS

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Solihull Moors on Saturday 17th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 9:15am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £25, adult non-members £40 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the matches against Guiseley, Leyton Orient or Sutton.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: BOREHAM WOOD V WHITES

Dover will be looking to reverse their poor run of form against The Wood when they travel to Hertfordshire on Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men have lost on the last four occasions these sides have met, including a 5-0 drubbing when they played at Meadow Park back in March.

However Whites go into the game unbeaten in three away matches and secured their first victory of 2018 in last weekend’s thrilling 4-3 FA Trophy win over Marine.

Luke Garrard’s side, themselves on a four-game unbeaten run in the National League, currently sit one place and two points above Dover in the table.

And two of the visiting squad will be familiar with their surroundings when they arrive on Saturday.

Femi Ilesamni played 43 games for Wood last season, while Anthony Jeffrey featured 53 times over four separate spells.

BOREHAM WOOD’S RECENT FORM

16/01/18 – BOREHAM WOOD 1-2 GATESHEAD (FA Trophy replay)

Steve Watson’s men came from behind to advance to the last 16 of the Trophy.

The home side opened the scoring on 20 minutes thanks to their dangerman Bruno Andrade.

The striker, who scored an injury time penalty at Gateshead to set up the replay, pulled the ball back for loanee Joe Quigley to net his first for the club since signing from Bournemouth.

And the striker almost had his second of the night soon after but volleyed narrowly over.

The Heed battled back and were level twenty minutes from time after Paddy McLaughlin cut inside and powered an effort past Wood stopper Grant Smith.

And the turnaround was complete seven minutes later.

Luke Hannant reacted fastest following a defensive mix-up and slotted into an empty net to send his side into round three.

PREVIOUS MEETING

12/09/17 DOVER 0-1 BOREHAM WOOD

Whites were knocked off top spot after a defensive error handed Boreham Wood all three points at a wet and windy Crabble on Tuesday evening.

Blair Turgott slotted in the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute after Connor Essam’s clearance cannoned off the striker and sent him through on goal.

Mitch Walker initially saved his first effort, but the ball rebounded back for the on-loan forward to fire past two despairing Dover defenders on the line.

The first real home chance fell the way of Ryan Bird, but David Stephens was on hand to clear off the line after the striker nodded Mitch Pinnock’s cross goalwards.

Turgott struck just before the half-time whistle, but Whites almost levelled immediately after through Mitch Brundle.

The Whites skipper’s volley from outside the area narrowly cleared the crossbar via a deflection, much to the relief of Grant Smith in the away goal.

After the restart, Walker was at his acrobatic best to firstly prevent Danny Woodards bullet header finding the top corner and then tip Brundo Andrade’s fierce free-kick over the bar.

With only minutes remaining, Smith somehow got a hand to Pinnock’s curling set piece as Dover suffered their first loss in three matches and dropped into fifth spot in the table.

OTHER MEETINGS

14/03/17: Boreham Wood 5-0 Dover
9/08/16: Dover 1-4 Boreham Wood
28/03/16: Boreham Wood 3-0 Dover

TEAM COLOURS

For those travelling fans wanting to wear the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £18
Over 65’s – £13
Under 16’s – £8
Under 12’s – £4

Photo ID may be required.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

SUTTON UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE (12:30)
AFC FYLDE V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
ALDERSHOT TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
CHESTER V GATESHEAD
FC HALIFAX TOWN V LEYTON ORIENT
GUISELEY V BARROW
HARTLEPOOL TOWN V WREXHAM
MAIDSTONE UNITED V EASTLEIGH
SOLIHULL MOORS V WOKING
TORQUAY UNITED V BROMLEY
TRANMERE ROVERS V MAIDENHEAD UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Solihull Moors on Saturday 17th February and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 9:15am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £25, adult non-members £40 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the matches against Guiseley, Leyton Orient or Sutton.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

FA TROPHY PREVIEW: WHITES V MARINE

Dover will be looking to avoid a potential banana skin when they host Marine this weekend in the Buildbase FA Trophy second round proper.

The Merseyside club, currently 21st in the Evo-Stick Premier, have defeated Atherton Collieries (5-1), FC United of Manchester (1-0) and Chorley (3-1) to setup this weekend’s tie.

And Whites boss Chris Kinnear, aware of his opponents ability to knock out higher opposition, will feel confident after seeing his team beat National League South Eastbourne Borough 3-0 at Crabble in the last round.

Mitch Pinnock, Ryan Bird and James Alabi were on the scoresheet that day to set up a first ever meeting with Marine.

MARINE’S RECENT FORM

ASHTON 3-0 MARINE

The hosts recorded a comfortable victory in this Evo-Stick Premier match.

Nic Evangelinos put Ashton ahead on 20 minutes, following in on Liam Tomsett’s blocked drive and firing home.

Danny Mitchley struck the post for the visitors, but it was Evangelinos who doubled his and the home side’s tally.

Tomsett ran to the byline and crossed for the makeshift striker to tap-in three minutes after he scored his first of the afternoon.

Phil Baker and Florian da Silva both missed chances for Marine and the away side were duly punished late on as Tomsett converted Saul Henderson’s cross.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER FA TROPHY FIXTURES

BILLERICAY TOWN V STOURBRIDGE
BLYTH SPARTANS V BROMLEY
BOGNOR REGIS V LEYTON ORIENT
BRACKLEY TOWN V BARROW
EAST THURROCK V CHESTER
EBBSFLEET UNITED V WARRINGTON TOWN
GATESHEAD V BOREHAM WOOD
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS V STOCKPORT COUNTY
MAIDSTONE UNITED V HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS
ST ALBANS CITY V HARROGATE TOWN
SUTTON UNITED V HENDON
TBC V SOLIHULL MOORS
TBC V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
WEALDSTONE V HEREFORD FC
WESTON-SUPER-MARE V WORKINGTON

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Boreham Wood on Saturday 20th January and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 11:15am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Marine.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V ALDERSHOT

Dover will be aiming to halt their current drawing sequence when they host Gary Waddock’s team on Saturday.

Boss Chris Kinnear has seen his side’s last four matches end all-square, though will be heartened his team are unbeaten in seven games.

Visitors Town will be pleased with their Christmas and New Year efforts, having taken eight points from a possible 12.

And the Hampshire side will arrive at Crabble in confident mood having not tasted defeat in their last five league outings.

One Dover player will know the opposition well when both sides take to the turf at the weekend.

Midfielder Liam Bellamy played 14 times for the Shots last season, scoring twice.

ALDERSHOT’S RECENT FORM

WOKING 1-2 ALDERSHOT

Scott Rendell nabbed a last-minute winner as Aldershot moved into second in the standings with a New Year win.

Defender Will Evans had a header disallowed for offside early in the first half, but the visitors were ahead soon after as James Rowe crossed for Rendell to nod his team in front.

Kane Ferdinand levelled after the break, steering home Jason Banton’s accurate ball into the box.

But Rendell grabbed the three points in injury time, slotting in after Jake Gallagher’s dummy fooled the home backline.

PREVIOUS MEETING

09/09/17:  ALDERSHOT 0-2 DOVER

Dover rose into first place on the National League ladder with a 2-0 win at Aldershot on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

A header from Giancarlo Gallifuoco and a wonderful solo goal from substitute Kadell Daniel saw Athletic win at the EBB Stadium for the first time.

The match’s first effort on target came via Manny Parry for the visitors, but his header from Gallifuoco’s cross lacked the power needed to beat Jake Cole.

But Dover did beat the home keeper in the 35th minute.

A short corner from Mitch Brundle found Nortei Nortey and the midfielder’s floated ball into the area was powered home by Australian Gallifuoco.

Mitch Walker produced a stunning save to prevent James Rowe from finding the top corner and that save proved crucial as the visitors doubled their lead on 65 minutes.

Daniel, who had entered the fray four minutes earlier, picked the ball up on the half-way line and ran towards the box before firing a low left-footed effort across Cole and into the net.

The winger then stung the palms of the home stopper with a fierce angled drive.

Sub Fabien Robert was found in space by a smart threaded pass, but Walker was out quickly to block his effort.

The visiting stopper also caught Matt McClure’s late effort as Whites held on to record back-to-back victories.

OTHER MEETINGS

17/04/17 – ALDERSHOT 1-0 DOVER
29/08/16 – DOVER 1-2 ALDERSHOT
05/12/15 – DOVER 5-2 ALDERSHOT
18/08/15 – ALDERSHOT 1-1 DOVER

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V TRANMERE ROVERS
BROMLEY V AFC FYLDE
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
EASTLEIGH V GUISELEY
EBBSFLEET UNITED V CHESTER
GATESHEAD V SUTTON UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V BOREHAM WOOD
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V SOLIHULL MOORS
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V HC HALIFAX TOWN
WOKING V MAIDSTONE UNITED
WREXHAM V TORQUAY UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Boreham Wood on Saturday 20th January and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 11:15am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Aldershot or Marine.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: MAIDSTONE V DOVER

Whites will be looking to start the 2018 with a win when they travel to the Gallagher Stadium on New Year’s day.

Chris Kinnear’s men played Monday’s opponents only five days ago in a thrilling 2-2 draw and both sides will be looking to improve their recent National League form.

Jay Saunder’s side are winless in seven and Athletic have been victorious just once in their last eight league games.

However, Dover are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions and Kinnear will be confident his side can end a run of three consecutive draws with win.

MAIDSTONE’S RECENT FORM

ALDERSHOT 1-1 MAIDSTONE

Jim Kellerman’s injury-time header ensured the points were shared at the Electrical Services Stadium.

Aaron Collins, playing his last match before returning to parent club Wolves, had the visitors ahead just after break when he tucked home past home stopper Lewis Ward from Joe Piggott’s lofted pass.

James Rowe hit the crossbar for the hosts and Ward had to be at his best to keep out Collins and Tom Wraight.

Piggott went close late on when his free-kick struck the inside of the post.

And that miss proved decisive as Kellerman nodded in Bobby-Joe Taylor’s corner at the death.

PREVIOUS MEETING

26/12/17:  DOVER 2-2 MAIDSTONE

Ryan Bird’s goal ten minutes from time saw Whites complete an impressive second-half comeback in a thrilling Boxing Day Kent derby at a rainy Crabble.

Trailing to two Joe Piggott strikes at the break, Nortei Nortey headed home shortly after the restart and Bird pounced to level the scores after visiting keeper Lee Worgan parried sub Kadell Daniel’s cross-cum-shot to Athletic’s top scorer.

Earlier, Bird stabbed Femi Ilesanmi’s low cross towards the bottom corner, but Worgan flung himself to tip the ball around the post.

But it was the away side who had the lead ten minutes before the break.

Seth Nana Twusami took advantage of hesitation by Anthony Jeffrey and crossed for the laying-in-wait Piggott to take a touch and curl into the far corner.

And Maidstone’s top scorer doubled his match tally minutes later.

The forward was left alone in the box to power in his 12th of the season from Jamar Loza’s accurate cross.

Skipper Mitch Brundle almost had Dover back in contention, striking the underside of the crossbar with a stunning 30-yard lob.

But Dover were back in the game with just over half an hour left on the clock.

Passley tossed in a ball from the right for Nortey to head into the bottom corner – past Worgan’s despairing grasp.

The home crowd were almost celebrating an equaliser shortly after, but Kadell Daniel stabbed over Manny Parry’s ball to him from close range.

But the substitute proved integral to Whites equaliser ten minutes from time.  The winger’s long-range shot from an angle deceived Worgan, who could only parry the ball upwards, allowing Bird to gleefully prod in his twelfth National League goal of the season.

And it looked like Giancarlo Gallifuoco would complete a stunning turnaround, but Worgan somehow caught the Australian’s point-blank header from Brundle’s cross.

OTHER MEETINGS

01/01/17 – MAIDSTONE 1-4 DOVER
26/12/16 – DOVER 1-1 MAIDSTONE

TEAM COLOURS

For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue shirts.

 

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm kick off unless stated)

AFC FYLDE V TRANMERE ROVERS
BROMLEY V EBBSFLEET UNITED
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V LEYTON ORIENT (7.45pm)
FC HALIFAX TOWN V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
GUISELEY V CHESTER
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V GATESHEAD
SOLIHULL MOORS V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
SUTTON UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD
TORQUAY UNITED V EASTLEIGH
WOKING V ALDERSHOT TOWN (1.00pm)
WREXHAM V BARROW

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Boreham Wood on Saturday 20th January and it is not too late to book your space on it.

The prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Aldershot or Marine.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: DOVER V HALIFAX

Whites will be looking to make it six matches without defeat when they host Halifax this Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men came back from two goals down at the break in the Boxing Day clash with Maidstone, the second time they have done so this season having overturned a two-goal deficit away at Bromley on December 2nd.

But Athletic’s boss will hope his side can add to their 11 clean sheets so far this weekend, though will be wary of his opponent’s main goal threat.

Six-foot-seven striker Tom Denton is the Shaymen’s top scorer so far with nine strikes.

HALIFAX’S RECENT FORM

MACCLESFIELD 2-1 HALIFAX

Tyrone Marsh’s second-half header completed an impressive turnaround for the Silkmen.

Tom Denton had the Shaymen ahead on 11 minutes, arrowing a header into the far post from a corner.

Danny Whitehead also scored with his head, levelling matters for the home side in first half stoppage time.

Striker Denton saw an effort cleared off the line shortly after the break and Marsh took full advantage, heading home on 78 minutes to keep  Town top of the standings.

PREVIOUS MEETING

15/08/17

HALIFAX 1-2 DOVER

Tobi Sho-Silva’s last-gasp winner saw Dover win 2-1 at FC Halifax Town and maintain their 100% winning record on the road so far this season.

The forward pounced on Connor Essam’s header into the area following substitute Mitch Pinnock’s deep corner as Dover won at the MBi Shay Stadium for the first time in three attempts.

It looked like the match would end in a draw after Tom Denton netted in the 90th minute to cancel out Mitch Brundle’s header four minutes earlier, but Sho-Silva struck his first league goal of the campaign to take all three points back to Kent.

Whites were almost ahead early on as defender Giancarlo Gallifuoco flashed a volley just wide from Brundle’s low corner

The Shaymen went even closer at the midway point of the first half.  Josh Wilde’s dangerous cross was met by Denton, but Manny Parry was able to track back and nod the lanky striker’s looping header off the line.

Midfielder Brundle appeared to win the game in the 86th minute.  A lightning counter attack ended with Dover’s skipper heading in Allen’s pinpoint cross in spite of Johnson’s best efforts to claw the ball away.  Connor Oliver’s cross had missed every player in a blue shirt at the other end of the pitch seconds earlier.

But Halifax levelled one minute into injury time as Denton powered home Wilde’s lofted ball into the box.

However it was Dover and Sho-Silva who had the final say with the last kick of the game to send the 32 travelling fans who made the trip to West Yorkshire wild.

OTHER MEETING

03/04/16: Dover 1-0 FC Halifax Town
28/11/15: FC Halifax Town 4-2 Dover
14/02/15: FC Halifax Town 3-2 Dover
09/08/14: Dover 0-1 FC Halifax Town

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm kick off unless stated)

ALDERSHOT TOWN V MAIDSTONE UNITED (12:30)
BARROW V SOLIHULL MOORS
BOREHAM WOOD V TORQUAY UNITED
CHESTER V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
EASTLEIGH V WOKING
EBBSFLEET UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
GATESHEAD V WREXHAM
LEYTON ORIENT V BROMLEY
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V SUTTON UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V AFC FYLDE
TRANMERE ROVERS V GUISELEY

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Maidstone on Monday 1st January and it’s not too late to book a seat on it.

Prices are as follows:

Adult members £12, adult non-members £25 and accompanied child (Under 16) £6.

There is also a coach travelling to Boreham Wood on Saturday 20th January and the costs are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Halifax.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: DOVER V MAIDSTONE

Whites will be aiming to make it five matches unbeaten when they host Kent rivals Maidstone on Boxing Day.

Jay Saunders men drew 1-1 at Crabble in the same fixture last season and will be in confident mood after two matches unbeaten on the road.

But Chris Kinnear will be hoping his side can continue with their impressive defensive form.

Athletic have conceded just 17 goals so far this campaign – the least in the National League – and have kept three consecutive clean sheets.

MAIDSTONE’S RECENT FORM

MAIDSTONE 0-2 LEYTON ORIENT

Leyton Orient won back-to-back games in the National League for the first time since September with victory at the Gallagher Stadium.

Bondz N’Gala tucked away James Dayton’s corner ten minutes before the break to give the visitors the lead.

And Macauley Bonne doubled the advantage shorty afterwards with a sharp turn and shot after collecting Jake Caprice’s pass.

Joe Pigott missed from close range for the Stones late on and the win sees Orient move six points clear of the bottom four.

PREVIOUS MEETING

01/01/17 – MAIDSTONE 1-4 DOVER

Clinical finishing saw Dover climb two places into fourth in the National League after a 4-1 win against Maidstone United at a cold and wet Gallagher Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Moses Emmanuel’s double set Whites on their way and though Vas Karagiannis pulled one back for the hosts, Ross Lafayette and Ricky Miller ensured boss Chris Kinnear’s side came away with the three points.

Emmanuel broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion with his 10th league goal of the season in the 28th minute.

Maidstone keeper Lee Worgan brilliantly saved Emmanuel’s first effort from the edge of the area after a clever pass from Miller, but the rebound fell straight back for the forward to fire into the top corner.

Emmanuel then shot straight at Worgan when put through by Richard Orlu, but he did not have to wait long for his second as he smashed home Lafayette’s cross from an angle on 54 minutes to double Dover’s lead.

Maidstone searched for a way back into the game and Sam Magri was well positioned to clear away Alex Flisher’s drive.

The home side did pull a goal back on 58 minutes as Yemi Odubade’s low cross was slid home by Karagiannis.

Lafayette’s deadly strike on 74 ended any hopes of a comeback as he collected a ball from Orlu and fired across Worgan to take his league goal tally into double figures for the campaign.

Miller, who was feeling under the weather, sealed the win after he ran onto Lafayette’s through ball to slot home in injury time.

OTHER MEETING

26/12/16 – DOVER 1-1 MAIDSTONE

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm kick off unless stated)

LEYTON ORIENT V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE (13:00)
ALDERSHOT TOWN V WOKING
BARROW V WREXHAM
BOREHAM WOOD V SUTTON UNITED
CHESTER V GUISELEY
EASTLEIGH V TORQUAY UNITED
EBBSFLEET UNITED V BROMLEY
GATESHEAD V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V FC HALIFAX TOWN
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
TRANMERE ROVERS V AFC FYLDE

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Maidstone on Monday 1st January and it’s not too late to book a seat on it.

Prices are as follows:

Adult members £12, adult non-members £25 and accompanied child (Under 16) £6.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the Boxing Day match against Maidstone.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.